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Unread 01-20-2010, 12:06 PM   #1
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Found treasure in my garage

While cleaning out my garage, i found this knife. It has the markings UFH 1943 on it, so i googled it.



I guess they were used on M1 Garands during WW2 as a bayonet. Im pretty excited to find it, ive seen em selling between 50 - 200 bucks, but im gonna keep it.

Anybody else find neat things while cleaning your garage?

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Unread 01-20-2010, 12:34 PM   #2
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What a great find! I'd hang on to that.
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Unread 01-20-2010, 12:41 PM   #3
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What a great find! I'd hang on to that.
Definitely. I want to clean it up. Its in good shape, no rust at all, it just is aged. I dont want to mess it up though like on Pawn Stars when people take classic peices to the wire brush.
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Unread 01-20-2010, 12:48 PM   #4
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Just use a gun cleaner, that should take off most dirt/ gunk/light rust, and oil it at the same time. Something like Sheath oil and a cotton cloth.

Great find by the way.
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Definitely. I want to clean it up. Its in good shape, no rust at all, it just is aged. I dont want to mess it up though like on Pawn Stars when people take classic peices to the wire brush.
lol i was gunna say not to do anything to it because of that show.
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lol i was gunna say not to do anything to it because of that show.
Haha me too
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Thats pretty *****in.
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a WW2 bayonet knife... have you considered that you might be holding a weapon that has actually killed someone? that is pretty crazy huh?

if you found it in your garage, try and track down the owner. maybe they could tell you some cool stories. of course, you might have to hand it over to them, but it would still be cool to try and track the history of that knife.

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Unread 01-20-2010, 02:05 PM   #11
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I guess they were used on M1 Garands during WW2 as a bayonet. Im pretty excited to find it, ive seen em selling between 50 - 200 bucks, but im gonna keep it.

Anybody else find neat things while cleaning your garage?
I was going to say that as soon as I saw the picture, my grandpa gave me his (as well as a Nazi bayonet), the only difference is it looks like the blood groove on yours goes all the way to the tip. For finding it in the garage, that's in excellent shape, good find

And as far as finding cool stuff in the garage, I found a muzzle loader kit that was given to my grandpa. I still haven't finished it.
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At first I thought yours might have been one made for WW I and then shortened, but it looks like it was made that length. The Army cut down a lot of longer WW I bayonets to bring them to WW II specs.
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Unread 01-20-2010, 05:04 PM   #13
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Thanks for the replies. I asked my dad if it was his, he said it might belong to my brother. Ive seen it before in my garage but never paid any attention to it. Ill have to do some searching.
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Unread 01-20-2010, 05:27 PM   #14
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Dont clean it. Imagine whos blood is on that.
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Unread 01-20-2010, 05:29 PM   #15
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Heres some actual pictures of mine. Looks the same as the above picture, just different.






Theres some sticky stuff where the writing is, the flash makes it stand out, it smells funky too. Im going to get some cleaner for it and make it look nice.
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